The yardage increase from the straight and draw never have had before this club is huge. But it is a noisy so-and-so. Cleveland also offers an impressive selection of custom shaft options, including additional models from Fujikura as well as offerings from Aldila, UST, Mitsubishi, and Graphite Design. My typical swing with the original HiBORE produced drives that flew wedge-shot high, very straight… and about as far as a 3-wood. Prior to buying this club, I had been playing a Titleist k.

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The driver was supposed to hit the ball high, straight, and long. I am a 10 handicap and one of my biggest weaknesses is driver consistancy. Much more solid than the XL hybrids which were, truly, a disappointment to me.

Cleveland HiBore Monster XLS Driver Review | Equipment Reviews | Today’s Golfer

Do you think I would benefit from the HiBore? My only dislike is the very loud “ping” you get even with a easy swing. However things are a little more complicated if you’re looking at a set of irons.

Also haven’t seen any real distance improvement.

I bought the XLS 9. Only my Odyssey putter is not Cleveland.

Cleveland Hi Bore XLS Monster Driver

Unlike the double-faced drivers that a few second-tier manufacturers Bang, among others experimented with a couple years ago, the spines in the Hiborr run perpendicular to the clubface. So I temporarily changed my swing to fit what the driver seemed to want to do. Great claims, but do they hold up? I have played 2 rounds with my Monster XLS 9.


I feel that I can get more distance while hitting the lceveland lower with the HiBore.

We have also taken steel or graphite shafts in to consideration at this level. This club give me the the lowest spin and the best trajectory.

Good club- Average price. Beginners and high handicappers will generally be better off with models shaded blue on the right, better players will tend towards model shaded blue on the left. In our tests we were impressed by how easy it was to hit clevelanf, straight drives with the Monster and the high MOI design meant even off centre hits got airborne and stayed reasonably straight.

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If finding fairways is your primary goal, the XLS does a good job of it once you find the groove. This driver is a must have. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

The shaft also features counterfeit protection that involves using a polarized piece of plastic to verify authenticity. Overall, the XLS only wants to go straight via a cut swing.


Cleveland Hi Bore XLS Monster Driver – Cleveland Drivers – Golfbidder

I felt like my average distance was hurt by not being able to freely release the club for fear of the hook. I purposely came over the top and held clevelaand my finish a bit. Any other shot seemed to make the XLS irritable. FootJoy Golf Clothing [-]. I used to hit a low cut with my nike sasquatch but now i hit a high draw 30 yards further this club.

I love what I have seen so far and can’t wait until the start of this years golf season. Every one of them started smacking straighter drives immediately. This is one good driver. I bought this club for my father because a client of mine told me that he started to hit the ball about 20 yards farther and the sweet spot was larger than his Cobra driver.

This driver is very forgiving and long. And remember, this was not the XLS Draw.